Posts Tagged ‘Makeup’

In Novermber I did a one day video shoot at my parents house. The videos are tutorials on different aspects of makeup. If you go to VideoJug.com all my videos will come up and you can check them out!! awesome stuff!! Would love some feedback!!

Thanks

xxGxx

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On the second to last night of the Townhouse I found crackle nail polish! So having seen it advertised I just had to try it. Using a hot pink as a base I put the black one on and while it dries you can watch it crackle away! Really interesting so i looked it up to see how it works and here it is: Crackle nail polishes work the way a traditional nail polish isn’t supposed to. A traditional nail polish is supposed to dry slowly and uniformly across the nail in a smooth, even application. Crackle nail polishes have added a special solvent called ethanol alcohol that allows the polish to dry quickly and unevenly. There it is really interesting and fun. Go ahead and try it its fun to watch. The Models Own brand is cheap and cheerful and they have great colors!

And of course the Most important part of the Townhouse was to promote their cider called Jaques which is a fruity cider and there are 2 to choose from one is an apple pear one and the other is cherries and summer berries. Note: they are not suitable for vegetarians and are not Kosher.

Here are a few pictures that I took.

Jacques Townhouse front

Wardrobe of wonders and Photo Studio

Beauty Parlour

Golda's Station

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Here are 2 products that I am in love with. I can guarantee that they work! How? Because I have used them!

La Roche Posay’s Effaclar AI is a targeted intensive spot treatment that you put on your spot/blemish/pimple/zit (whatever you prefer to call it) and rub it in, that is a big part because people for the most part think that you just put it on the spot and dont rub it in and it will do the work NO IT WON’T! When I first started using it that’s what i did and it didn’t work then i spoke to the brand rep Tania and she told me you must rub it in! so I did and now it works wonders! Use it 3 times a day and by the end of the day your imperfection :) will be gone. Try it you won’t be disappointed. Oh yeah one more point – it doesnt dry out your skin!

Vichy’s Normaderm Night is a highly potent moisturiser for people with acne it is an Intensive anti-acne night care with Pore-Targeting Technology and Zincadone A™ to help minimize and tighten pores, refine skin texture night after night. I remember being in training about a year ago on this product and i really wanted it! I just bought it because I had been breaking out due to stress and i really needed something to help keep my skin clear so I went out and bought it! People with oily or acne prone skin dont like oily feeling moisturizers so this one isnt it had a non-greasy, ultra-absorbent hydrating texture. It is also non comedogenic – it doesnt clog your pores.

Hope this helps all those who have oily – acne prone skin!

xxGxx

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luminizing primer photo finish

What Smashbox says:
Get a gorgeous glow on the go! This long-awaited addition to our legendary collection of Photo Finish primers adds just the right amount of luminosity, and now it’s available in a travel-friendly size. The velvety, oil-free formula helps fill in fine lines and pores with age-fighting antioxidants, such as green tea, grape seed extract and vitamins A, C and E. And, of course, it extends the wear of foundation.

Smooth over complexion alone or under foundation for a natural, radiant glow. Can also be used on décolleté and shoulders for a subtle highlight.

What Golda Says: 5*

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Ok so seriously this primer is so great! i dont always use foundation after putting this on because it gives such a great healthy glow to your skin and because it reflects light it also smooths out the skin and keeps it a uniform color! I used it today on a photoshoot and the models’ skin looked like she had just come back from vacation/holiday and even though I knew that it was such a great product using it today solidified my opinion.

Go out and get one!! In the USA – Smashbox.com or Sephora and in the UK – Debenhams!!

Wishing you all a glowing and glamorous day!!

xxxGxxx

MAC Surf The Ocean Crushed Metallic Pigments

What MAC says about them: A style-wave of four limited edition shades of crushed metallic pigment individually presented in a see-through stack. Cool as water, blue and aqua-green shades shimmer amidst bronze, silver, and platinum frost. Limited edition.

What I say about them: I have been craving these Pigments for a while and went to the Covent Gardens MAC store and they were sold out :( so i went to Westfield this morning yup on a Friday morning and went for a visit to MAC. Thank goodness they were not sold out! I got them!! so i have been playing around with them this afternoon and to my happiness the color payoff is gorgeous! really really love them!

Because I was at Westfield I couldn’t help but stop in to Inglot cosmetics another brand everyone should buy. And got a few eyeshadows there. The brightness of their colors and the range of colors is absolutely amazing! So as makeup days goes it was a great one :)

One more thing! Clinique in House of Fraser has a giveaway today!! either in the one in Westfield or on Oxford st. Go to the counter and “check in” on your BlackBerry through places and show it to the Beauty Advisor there and get a free Airbrush Undereye Concealer!! I did it go for it!!

xxxGxxx

Yesterday was the worst day of all days in the past 2 months in terms of weather! It has been hot and sunny and not rainy for the past 2 months. But yesterday it hit us with everything Rain, Wind and even a little hail.

I woke up knowing that i had to go to the passport office which by the way was so easy and quick, unlike the American Bureaucracy where you have to sit for hours and wait. I was there for all of 20 minutes! Anyway I got a text when i woke asking me if i wanted to do a shoot on the heath so after a lot of to-ing and fro-ing and where-is-it-gonna-be-ing we scheduled to meet after the passport office. As i get off the underground to its starts to gently rain (deep breath) and i walk up to the Band-stand where the models and photographer were standing and waiting for me. It was a covered area but there were no walls so the wind was howling and the poor girls weren’t really wearing much so they were shivering. As we start to do the make up the wind picks up and it starts raining really hard and its freezing so we pack up and go to the cafe. They then kicked us out even thought we bought drinks so we had to go do our preps outside!! It stopped raining and the sun threatened to come out. we managed to finish without getting totally wet just a little wet!

That is a little insight on what models and their teams go through to look beautiful and make the perfect picture. So no its not easy being anyone in the Fashion industry.

Keep warm and happy

xxxGxxx

The response from the first tutorial was really nice and positive thanks everyone for your great feedback.

I am already coming up with a new look for the next tutorial which is going to be a lot more complicated but the effect will be stunning!! The only thing I need is a better webcam/camera so that is what I am waiting for!

Thanks again for all your amazing support!!

xxxGxxx

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